(Original post by CuriousGuy777)
It is well known but Oxbridge has better reputation as many very famous people went there, especially politicians.
That's terrible. I hope they were able to find finance and complete their degree. Aid for internationals at British universities in general is non-existent.
I've actually already taken a year out (I did my A levels this May/June and 2 resits in October) but I wasn't able to get any rest because i was studying and stuff. This would be my second one.
Don't worry you can definitely do this, don't be nervous. Also, don't give up If they reject you and keep looking.
So how did the assessment centre thing go?
I think the trend is those who are entrepreneurial by nature and more self-starting tend to go to the US to study- there are so many more opportunities to start businesses etc. Those who are more concerned with research or need the Oxbridge name to further their careers go there. Hence politicians.
I think they're still on a year out
British universities use international students as cash cows, especially as they are one of the biggest sources of funding for some universities. Funding here is bad- the difference between here and the US is the alumni community in the US is particularly powerful, and the big universities get large donations from rich alum which beat Oxbridge/UK universities by miles. It will only get worse as we lose EU funding as well
Take as much time as you need, especially as we'll all spend the rest of our lives working after graduating, so there's no rush! I mean I've spent the last 6 months basically unemployed anyway
I GOT THE JOB!!
It starts in September though, so I need to find a different job in the interim